Domenico Ammaturo

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Human beta-amyloid precursor protein (APP) transgenic mice are commonly used to test potential therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease. We have characterized the dynamics of beta-amyloid (Abeta) generation and deposition following gamma-secretase inhibition with compound LY-411575(More)
Inhibition of β-secretase (BACE1) is a key therapeutic approach in Alzheimer's disease (AD), as BACE1 initiates amyloid-β (Aβ) cleavage from the β-amyloid precursor protein (APP). As Aβ reductions in mice lacking one BACE1 allele diverged considerably between studies we investigated the effect of BACE1 knock-out in more detail. With both BACE1 alleles the(More)
The early conceptus (embryo and associated membranes) of domestic ruminats signals its presence to the maternal uterus through production of interferon-tau (IFN-tau). Production of IFN-tau ensures continued production of progesterone, the hormone of pregnancy, by the ovarian corpus luteum. This paper reports the high-level expression and efficient secretion(More)
Heterologous expression of the functional amyloid beta (Aβ) antibody β1 in the central nervous system was engineered to maximize antibody exposure in the brain and assess the effects on Aβ production and accumulation in these conditions. A single open reading frame encoding the heavy and light chains of β1 linked by the mouth and foot virus peptide 2A was(More)
A procedure was devised for the identification and specific cloning of functionally rearranged variable region immunoglobulin (Ig) gene segments from genomic DNA of a murine hybridoma cell line which produces a high-affinity monoclonal antibody (MAb) directed against human carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). The cloned, functionally-rearranged murine Ig H-chain(More)
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